PHD POSITION IN QUANTUM THERMODYNAMICS

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University of York,
Deadline: 
30 June, 2021

Location

Department of Physics York yo10 3hu
United Kingdom

PHD POSITION IN QUANTUM THERMODYNAMICS

The description and the laws as formulated within conventional
thermodynamics are to be re-thought at the scales where quantum
technologies are being developed. At this level energy fluctuations,
including quantum fluctuations, become important, and often dominate
quantities such as work, heat, and entropy production. In particular,
the study of the thermodynamics of quantum many-body systems remains a
challenging task. The investigation of the thermodynamics of the
emergent collective phenomena in quantum many-body systems is, without
a doubt, a fascinating subject. This project will explore many-body
effects in finite-time quantum thermodynamic processes including
signatures of quantum phase transitions. Candidates should have a good
background in quantum mechanics and  experience in programming.

This PhD position is fully funded for UK nationals (or students who
have acquired similar fee status) only.  The position is expected to
start in October 2021.

Applicants should contact as soon as possible -- and by end of June at
the latest:
Prof Irene D’Amico, University of York, UK, irene [dot] damico [at] york [dot] ac [dot] uk
(first come, first served).

Candidates should send a CV, and a transcript of all their university results.

Some additional information at:
https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/many-body-effects-in-finite-time-quantum-thermodynamic-processes/?p124996